Jesse Mislavsky: I'm Jesse Mislavsky, and you're listening to the “Planned Service Changes” for this weekend on TransitTrax, New York City Transit's podcast service. Here's a guide to a few of the significant changes in subway service, scheduled for this weekend on the 1,2,4, 5, D, and F. These changes will affect service on beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 10 and end at 5 a.m. Monday, February 13.
These changes are due to necessary capital construction and rehabilitation work – work that may cause you to ride backward just to go forward – or change your traveling pattern all together. Please be aware, that in addition to the changes you are about to hear, other changes to service due to planned work may affect your trip.
Jesse Mislavsky: This weekend there will be changes on the 1 and 2 lines. Here’s Jared Elmore from Operations Planning to help you get to your destination.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:30 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, February 10 through 13 on the 1 line South Ferry-bound 1 trains run express from 72 St to Times Sq-42 St
and 11:45 PM to 6:30 AM, Fri to Sun, Feb 10 – 12 and from 11:45 PM Sun to 5 AM Mon, Feb 12 – 13 Flatbush Av-bound 2 trains run express from
72 St to Times Sq-42 St.
As travel alternatives – Use uptown 12 service to complete your trip.
* To 66 St, 59 St, and 50 St, take the downtown 1 or 2 to Times Sq-42 St and transfer to an uptown 1 or 2 local.
* From these stations, take an uptown 1 or 2 to 72 St and transfer to a downtown 1 or 2.
Jesse Mislavsky: Also this weekend please expect changes on the 4 line. Jared will give you some alternate route options.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, February 10-13 there are no 4 trains between New Lots Av/Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge. This is due to Sandy-related work in the Joralemon Tube.
As travel alternatives – take 2/3/D/J/N/Q/R trains or free shuttle buses.
* 4 service operates between Woodlawn and Brooklyn Bridge, making local stops.
* For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the D/N/Q or R. Transfer between 4/6 and N/Q/R trains at 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St. Transfer between D/N/Q/R and 2/3 trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.
* For service to/from Wall St and Bowling Green, use the R (N overnight) at nearby Rector St or Whitehall St. Or, use the J at Fulton St or Broad St.
* For service to/from Fulton St and between Borough Hall and Franklin Av, take the 2 or 3 instead.
* For service between Franklin Av and Utica Av, take the 3 instead, running all weekend.
* For service between Utica Av and New Lots Av, take free shuttle buses via transfer at Utica Av.
Jesse Mislavsky: In addition, service will be affected on the number 5 line. Please listen carefully as Jared explains.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 6 AM to 11 PM, Saturday, February 11 to 11 PM, Sunday, February 12, there are no 5 trains between Bowling Green and Grand Central-42 St. This is due to Sandy-related work in the Joralemon Tube.
As travel alternatives – take the 4*6 or R trains.
* Trains run between E 180 St/149 St-Grand Concourse and Grand Central-42 St. For stations between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge, take the 4 or 6.
* Transfer between 5 and 46 trains at Grand Central-42 St.
* For Fulton St, Wall St, and Bowling Green, use nearby R stations at Cortlandt St, Rector St, or Whitehall St.
* Transfer between 46 and R trains at Canal St.
* Transfer between 5 and R trains at 59 St-Lexington Av.
*Note: There is no 4 service between Brooklyn Bridge and New Lots Av.
Jesse Mislavsky: If you have to use the C line this weekend, Jared will tell you what you need to do to get where you’re going.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 6:30 AM to 12 midnight, Saturday and Sunday, January 28 – 29, there are no C trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn; trains are rerouted via the F line between W 4 St and 2 Av, the last stop. This is due to switch work at Bergen St.
As travel alternatives – Use A/E/F trains to complete your trip.
* For Spring St, Canal St, and Chambers St, take the A or E.
* For Brooklyn, take the A or F instead.
* Note: F trains are rerouted via the C in Brooklyn.
Jesse Mislavsky: There are changes on the E line that will affect your commute. Jared will elaborate.
Jared Elmore: D Service is rerouted in Manhattan and Brooklyn 10:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Feb 10 – 13 Travel alternatives – FNQR trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
* D service operates between 205 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle, is rerouted via the A to/from Jay St-MetroTech, and via the F to/from Stillwell Av (trains run express in Manhattan).
* F trains replace the D in Brooklyn between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Stillwell Av.
* Free shuttle buses operate between W 4 St and Grand St, stopping at B’way-Lafayette St.
* To/from 7 Av, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, and 34 St-Herald Sq, use nearby stations on 7 Av or Broadway.
* Transfer between the F and NQR via the passageway at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority.
* Transfer between D and NR trains at Jay St-MetroTech or 4 Av-9 St.* To/from 7 Av take the D via transfer at 47-50 Sts.
Jesse Mislavsky: There will be a diversion from our regular service on the F line. Jared will give you alternate route options.
Jared Elmore: F Service is rerouted in Manhattan and Brooklyn 10:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Feb 10 – 13 Travel alternatives – ACDNQR trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
* F service operates between Jamaica and Lexington Av/63 St, is rerouted via the Q to/from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, and via the D to/from Stillwell Av (trains run express in Manhattan; also, trains skip DeKalb Av, days and evenings).
* D trains replace the F in Brooklyn between Jay St-MetroTech and Stillwell Av.
* Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:
1) Between W 4 St and East Broadway, stopping at B’way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, and Delancey-Essex Sts.
2) Between Jay St-MetroTech and York St.
* To/from 7 Av, 47-50 Sts, and 42 St-Bryant Pk, use nearby stations on 7 Av or Broadway.
* Transfer between ACD and NR trains at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority.
* Transfer between F and NR trains at Canal St.
* Transfer between D and NR trains at Jay St-MetroTech.Jesse Mislavsky: There will be a diversion from our regular service on the L line. Jared will give you alternate route options.
Jesse Mislavsky: Because construction projects can be canceled, be sure to consult our website, www.mta.info, for Service Status and Planned Service Changes. While there, you may also opt to use our Trip Planner+ which provides you with customized travel directions that take subway service changes into account, while giving you up to three alternate route options.
Also available is our free Email Notification Program. You can sign up for weekday or weekend notifications about both planned reroutes and real-time changes in service.
Finally, you may also dial 511 for travel information for all MTA services. It’s good information, so you’ll “Know Before You Go!”For TransitTrax, I'm Jesse Mislavsky. Thanks for listening, and thanks for riding with New York City Transit.